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Nordic furniture: 5 brands from Northern Europe to keep an eye on

Vestre, Northern, Ire, Voice, and DK3: the best 5 furnishing brands spotted at the Stockholm Furniture Fair


A selection of furnishings by Northern

Although half unknown in Italy, Vestre, Northern, Ire, Voice, and DK3 are 5 stunning brands specialising in Nordic furniture you will definitely love. We spotted the whole lot on the occasion of the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2018, and keenly browsed their newest collections built on high quality materials, extreme sophistication of forms, and that very special “nordic touch”.

We met creative directors and designers who penned the brands’ latest Nordic furniture collections, which were recently showcased in Sweden. Once again, we were positively met with a fresh attitude and modern take on design, brand management, and marketing plans, 100% driven by strong dynamism and global ambitions.

Mattias Stenberg and his latest sofa with adjustable backrest for Voice

As Mattias Sternberg (picture above), designer and creative director at Voice, is keen to point out: “We think pretty much alike the fashion world: we want to create beautiful, easily matchable items that are able to stand the test of time. Whether it is a sofa, a shelving unit, or a cabinet, we only select the best materials available and design all finishes and features down to the last detail”. The proof? The brand’s latest furniture line jointly conceived by Cate&Nelson, Nina Jobs, and Mattias Sternberg himself as a blend of style and functionality.

The newest furniture collection by brand Northern

Norwegian brand Northern Lighting debuts in Stockholm with Northern, its fresh new brand lifestyle (picture above). After 12 successful years as a lighting company, the team has expanded to offer furniture and interior accessories: under the coordination of CEO Ove Rogne and artistic direction of creative duo Morten & Jonas, a bunch of illustrious designers – of the likes of Farg&Blanche, Vera&Kyte, and Mattias Sternberg – has joined up the play.

The Estrid armchair by Emma Olbers for Ire

Swedish brand Ire (picture above) has just released a next-gen Nordic furniture collection paying a special tribute to classic armchairs. First founded in 1939 and later acquired by Lammhult Design Group, the company boasts a green vocation and a smart use of modern forms. Highlights include: Estrid armchairs by Emma Olbers, and Agnes by Andreas Engesvik.

New outdoor seat/bench by Norwegian brand Vestre

Vestre, a Norwegian manufacturer specialising in outdoor furniture (picture above),  has been awarded the beauty of 14 times by virtue of its eco-sustainable production processes employing strictly certified, green materials that are sourced in Sweden and Norway. They decked out the public area in London’s King’s Cross and Times Square in New York, only to name a few, while here in Stockholm the brand unveiled a few additions – seats, tables, benches – to the ongoing Atlas Series collection. 


The iconic shelving system Royal System by Poul Cadovius, now reissued by DK3

Lastly, Danish group DK3 (picture above) has introduced a reissue of the iconic shelving system ROYAL SISTEM, originally designed in 1948 by legendary Danish designer and manufacturer Poul Cadovius. Concurrently with its 70th anniversary, a smaller product version has been released as on ode to this must-have’s timeless charme. 

by Maria Chiara Antonini / 22 March 2018


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